Brain scans suggest leptin's role in controlling appetite

10/29/2007 | Yahoo!

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers found that leptin, an appetite-suppressant hormone, deactivated the part of the brain that triggers food cravings in morbidly obese patients. Researchers said the findings could help in understanding how leptin affects brain function and could pave the way for development of drugs for the treatment of obesity.

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